North Carolina licensed Real Estate Broker, currently a stay-at-home mom freelancing as a writer & SEO consultant.
Get to know Raine Carraway
NOTE: I am not currently working with new clients. I have an active license for referrals, and may handle some transactions for past clients and friends or family, but I am taking a break from the business for now to stay at home with my son and go to college.
I was born and raised in North Carolina, and moved to the Catawba Valley area in 2002, after meeting my husband while a student at Appalachian State University. We currently live in the Chesterfield community, between Morganton and Lenoir, and are expecting our first child in March 2010. In my spare time I enjoy reading, cooking, volunteering, and hiking and camping near Wilson's Creek. I also love live music, and can often be found at rockabilly, punk, and traditonal country shows and promoting live music events locally and in the Charlotte metro area.
Since 2007, I have helped home buyers and sellers in Catawba, Caldwell, and Alexander Counties, and the surrounding areas with their real estate needs. I graduated from JY Monk Real Estate School in 2007, and spent two years as an agent with Keller Williams Realty, then moved to Century 21 American Homes in Hickory, NC, to better serve the local area.
My motto is "Professional Service With a Personal Touch", and that truly is how I believe in doing business. I will represent your interests in the best, most professional manner. I will also take the time to remain available and in touch to make sure that you understand and remain comfortable with every step of the buying and selling process, and to answer any questions or concerns that you may have.
I will listen to your goals and needs and help you find the property that fits your life and budget, in the right location, with the right style and layout, at the right price, and with the least inconvenience and most satisfaction possible for you and your family.
I will place your desires and best interests as a buyer or seller first and foremost in all our transactions. I will be your advocate in various real estate proceedings, and will negotiate to get you the best deal and the most favorable conditions.
I look forward to working with you, and would greatly appreciate a call at 828-430-1936 or an email from the link on this profile to discuss how I can represent you best.
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My specialty is working with former FSBOs and expired listings, to get these homes sold. Too many people have wasted time and money either advertising online or in newspaper ads, or paying an agent who put up a sign and then failed to stay in contact with them or market the listing property. My goal is to find these sellers and to help them get their home listed at the right price, marketed effectively, and sold as quickly and as satisfactory as possible.
I also enjoy working with first time buyers and people relocating to the area. Buying a home can be a challenging experience, and my goal is to help make it into an exciting and rewarding step into a new part of your life. I believe in listening to your wants and needs and using them to find the home that most suits your taste, budget, and lifestyle.
I can work with buyers and sellers of homes and land anywhere in Caldwell, Catawba, Alexander, or Burke County, but the areas I'm most familiar with are northwest Caldwell County, West Lenoir, and eastern Burke County. If you are looking to buy a home or tract of land in Lenoir, Gamewell, Collettsville, Lower Creek, Edgemont, Mortimer, Brown Mountain Beach, Patterson, Gragg, Upton, Valmead, or Happy Valley, then you have come to the right place!